Found June 08, 2012 on
Tim Byrdak has appeared in an MLB-high 33 games this year. Amazingly, 18 of those appearances have been for a single batter. We can debate the wisdom of carrying a pitcher for such an incredibly limited role. What is crystal clear is how efficient Byrdak has been in those one-batter outings and how horrible he has been in other outings. Here are his splits based on batters faced:
1 BF – 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 Ks, 1.69 ERA, 0.375 WHIP
2+BF- 6 H, 6 ER, 7 BB, 14 Ks, 5.06 ERA, 1.219 WHIP
The important thing to remember is that Byrdak’s season high in batters faced in a game is six. He’s been extremely good when asked to face only one batter. When asked to do more than that – his ERA is worse than either Jon Rauch or Ramon Ramirez.
DUDA DELIVERS – After beginning the year just 3-23, Duda has posted a .283/.375/.464 line over his last 192 PA. In his last eight games, Buffalo Head has 5 HR in 28 ABs and a 1.353 OPS in 33 PA. It should come as no surprise that this recent hot streak ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jason Bay was in the original starting lineup for today, but he removed himself because he is experiencing flu-like symptoms. Scott Hairston will take his place and bat sixth.
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2. Josh Thole C
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda RF
5. Daniel Murphy 2B
6. Scott Hairston LF
7. Ike Davis 1B
8. Omar Quintanilla SS
9. R.A. Dickey RHP
The Mets try to...
During yesterday afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, New York Mets right fielder Lucas Duda blasted a two-run homerun in the top of the fifth inning to give the Mets a lead they would not relinquish. The two-run jack was his team-leading 10th home run of the season and fifth over his last eight games. He has collected a hit in seven of those eight contests...
Having lost three consecutive games — including two straight to the N.L. East leading Washington Nationals — the New York Mets played their biggest game to this point in the season and as close to a must-win game as there can be in June. Trying to avoid a sweep, NY sent their co-ace, R.A. Dickey to the mound and the 37-year-old knuckleballer rose to the occasion.
According to Adam Rubin, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that Gavin Cecchini, the Louisiana high school shortstop selected by the Mets in the first round, has agreed to terms with the organization, . The deal is pending a physical.
Cecchini tweeted he was headed to New York, Rubin added.
It’s amazing how different the Mets draft strategy was this year as compared...
The New York Mets have been one of the pleasant surprises in the National League this season. But now they’ve lost three games in a row. Can they regain their mojo and get back on the right side of the MLB odds as they continue a road trip with stops in the Bronx and Tampa beginning this weekend?
Heading into the last game of a three-game set in Washington Thursday New York was...
The last thing we expected to say before the season started is that a Mets pitcher would be the first pitcher in baseball to pick up nine victories on the year.
Better still, it is veteran knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey that claims that title. He tossed seven and a third shutout innings today against the Washington Nationals, en route to a 3-1 win over their division rival.
Over the past few seasons a lot of the talk has been about how the Subway Series has lost it’s juice. People say it’s not the same anymore. Radio personalities say that once it moved from 3 games a year to 6 games, and now alternating stadiums every year, that it became diluted. I disagree with all of that.
The Subway Series is a time for New Yorkers to engage in friendly banter...
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey kept Washington swinging at shadows on a sunny afternoon, Lucas Duda homered again and the New York Mets averted a sweep, beating the Nationals 3-1 Thursday.
Dickey (9-1) tossed four-hit ball for scoreless 7 1-3 innings and extended the longest shutout streak of his career to 24 2-3 innings - a span that began against Pittsburgh and continued against San...
In his first start since the no-hitter a week ago, Santana, on six days rest, gets slammed by the Yankees. He makes it only five innings allowing seven runs (six earned), on seven hits including a career-tieing four homeruns. Two homers being from Robinson Cano, and three straight homeruns in third in the bandbox known as Yankee Stadium.
It was the extra days off that ailed him...
One week after Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history, it was the Mets who found themselves in danger of being no-hit. Santana struggled mightily in his encore start at Yankee Stadium, serving up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning Friday and four homers total during a 9-1 loss to the Yankees. Santana appeared to pick up right where he left...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9nYW1lLWRheS9nYW1lLTU3LWJvbWItYWZ0ZXItYm9tYi1hZnRlci1ib21iL2F0dGFjaG1lbnQvZ201N2ZlYXQv" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7558\">
New York Mets 1 — New York Yankees 9
The Yankees put a pounding on recent no-hit pitcher, Johan Santana...
NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. Robinson Cano homered twice, and combined with Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones for three straight homers in the third inning as the New York Yankees thrashed Santana and the New York Mets, 9-1, Friday night at Yankee Stadium. To further humble Santana...
The New York Mets have agreed to terms, pending physical, with their first round pick Gavin Cecchini according Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Quinn Roberts of MLB.com adds that the deal is for $2.3 million and that the team will make an official announcement today.
Yesterday, we reported that the Kansas City Royals were close to an agreement with their first round pick Kyle Zimmer...